catmoon wrote:It would depend a great deal on the circumstances. A Buddha doing such a thing would have the enormous advantage of knowing exactly how the karma would work out. So, were you referring to ordering onions on your pizza or what?
It is better for me to ask questions than to take guesses. No pizza. I am wondering if things one may learn in buddhism are so bendable that the original path just had many additions that leads to distraction to what is really important. The other thought is on impermanence, if everything is subject to impermanence does that mean buddha's teachings so one can be enlightened impermanent?
Which like bruce lee kept a strong foundation of old teachings and kept what was the most effective. In doing that had to seek that out in his own mind than to follow what is said to the book.
I am not asking these things to be provocative. I am asking because much of this is new to me and I want to learn. If I am really far off it would be nice to understand the facts.
"Sona, before you became a monk you were a musician". Sona said that was true. So the Buddha said, "As a musician which string of the lute produces a pleasant and harmonious sound. The over-tight string?" "No," said Sona, "The over-tight string produces an unpleasant sound and is moreover likely to break at any moment." "The string that is too loose?" Again, "No, the string that is too loose does not produce a tuneful sound. The string that produces a tuneful sound is the string that is not too tight and not too loose."